R. Vidoni, A. Gasparetto
Efficient force distribution and leg posture for a bio-inspired spider robot
Robotics and Autonomous Systems Volume 59, Issue 2, February 2011, Pages 142-150, DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2010.10.001

Abstract: Legged walking and climbing robots have recently achieved important results and developments, but they still need further improvement and study. As demonstrated by recent works, bio-mimesis can lead to important technical solutions in order to achieve efficient systems able to climb, walk, fly or swim (Saunders et al., 2006 [36], Ayers, 2001 [25], Safak and Adams, 2002 [26]). In this paper, taking into account the anatomy and the adhesive and locomotion capabilities of the spider (i.e., an eight-legged system), we present on the one hand a study of the foot force and torque distribution in different operative and slope conditions and, on the other hand, a posture evaluation by comparing different leg configurations in order to minimize the torque effort requirements.

Area: Robotica

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